Instructors

Instructor office hours will be held for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon Tuesday through Friday. The exact times are TBA. If you cannot make any of the instructor office hours, email us at cs61bl@berkeley.edu to set up an appointment.

All course related, time sensitive emails should go to cs61bl@berkeley.edu. Only the instructors have access to this account and we promise to monitor it closely.

Allyson Park

Allyson Park

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Hi there, I’m Allyson! I’m a third year EECS major. My hobbies include knitting, journaling, and eating a lot of breakfast foods. Feel free to reach out and talk about life/school/music (if you’re wondering, my favorite bands/artists right now include Wallows, Phoebe Bridgers, The Shins, and Bahamas)! I’m excited to help teach 61B, and I hope someone will help teach me how to parallel park.

Sohum Hulyalkar

Sohum Hulyalkar

Pronouns: he / him / his

hi! how’s life? hopefully life is going well! if it’s not, smile and it’ll be a bit better :) on the topic of 61b, this is my fourth time teaching and I still LOVE teaching this class, so you all are in for a good time :D

Zoe Plaxco

Zoe Plaxco

Pronouns: they / elle

Hi! I love hashing and I bake a lot of bread! Come by my office hours to talk about plants, cooking, or existing in a late stage capitalist system. Passionate about breakfast foods. I am non-binary, and my pronouns are they/them. I am neurodivergent and queer.

Teaching Assistants

Ajay Singh

Ajay Singh

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Hi! I’m Ajay and I’m a fourth year computer science major from the Silicon Valley. In my free time I like playing basketball, listening to old music, and driving around the bay. This is my second time teaching 61B and I couldn’t be more excited since it is one of my favorite classes I’ve taken at Berkeley so far. Looking forward to a great semester with everyone and feel free to reach out about anything!

Alex Schedel

Alex Schedel

Pronouns:he/him/his

Hello! My name is Alex Schedel and this is my 6 and 2 halfsth (long story) time teaching 61B! I am a double major in both Film and Computer Science, so if you want me to inform you as to exactly why Stalker is probably the greatest film of all time and why the Dark Knight is as overrated watching the ball drop on New Years Eve all you have to do is ask. I will not be teaching a lab this Summer, but I will be around helping to organize project parties and things like that and I am excited to work with all of you!

Anish Bajaj

Anish Bajaj

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Hey everyone! Hope you’re doing well! I’m a third-year CS major at Berkeley and I absolutely loved 61B! I spend my free-time scooting through Golden Gate Park and going on road-trips around the Bay Area. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about the material or anything else — especially if you’re interested in gaining insider information about secret hiking spots in the Bay Area!

Anton Zabreyko

Anton Zabreyko

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Hey hey! I’m Anton. I’m really looking forward to assisting y’all in your 61BL journeys, where you’ll get introduced to the wonderful world of theoretical computer science and software engineering!

Aram Kazorian

Aram Kazorian

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Hey! I’m Aram and I’m a sophomore majoring in CS from LA. During my free time, I am either playing basketball or watching the Lakers, playing video games, watching Tarantino movies, or making too much coffee to drink. I hope I can make you all love this class as much as I did! Don’t hesitate to reach out! Looking forward to an awesome semester with you all!

Avyakth Challa

Avyakth Challa

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Hey everyone! I’m Avy, a third year student studying CS. 61b was one of my favorite classes at Cal, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! Outside of school, I like playing basketball, eating good food and sleeping.

Ayush Sehgal

Ayush Sehgal

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Hey! I’m Ayush. Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. I’m a rising Senior studying CS and DS super interested in all things tech. In my free time I play the drums and watch DC/Marvel movies. I love the Weeknd and John Legend, so you will see me at their concerts in the Fall and Spring semesters. Trust me when I say Imm Thai is the best Thai restaurant in Berkeley.

Dexter To

Dexter To

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Hello! I’m a rising junior from Los Angeles. I love coffee, video games, and swimming. I also enjoy watching anime and basketball. I’m always down to chat, whether it’s about 61B, Berkeley, or anything really! I’m looking forward to working with you all this semester :D

Jack Wang

Jack Wang

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hello! 👋 i enjoy scrolling through tiktok, watching pixar/anime, taking videos of friends, and being outdoors (spikeball, national parks). feel free share any cute pics/vids of dogs or to chat about some computer science with me :)

Jedidiah Tsang

Jedidiah Tsang

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Heyo! I’m Jedi (pronounced Jeddy), an incoming fourth year majoring in Political Science and minoring in CS. I’ve previously served as a Junior Mentor for CSM and this will be my first time TA’ing 61b! In my free time, you can catch me on league, working on a crossword, or playing with my doggo Astro. Super excited to get to know you all - let’s have a great summer!

Nandini Singh

Nandini Singh

Pronouns:she/her/hers

Hi! My name is Nandini, I am an incoming third year studying CS + Stats. This will be my second time on course staff for 61B, but first time teaching it in the summer. I love hiking, running and yoga, all of which I really got into because of covid. My favorite restaurant at Berkeley ATM is definitely Imm Thai, if you haven’t been definitely check it out! However, I love trying new restaurants and cuisines and have been to quite a few around Berkeley, so if you ever need recommendations hmu! I am also currently trying to get into crocheting without much success unfortunately, so if you have any tips they would be much appreciated. I am excited to teach 61B this summer and look forward to getting to know you all!

Ryan Nuqui

Ryan Nuqui

Pronouns:he/him/his

Hello! I’m an incoming fifth year studying CS + Applied Math and this will be my third summer teaching CS 61BL! I’m particularly passionate about CS theory, the issues surrounding diversity in education, and the Portland Trail Blazers. When I’m not doing work, I enjoy playing games with my friends, taking long walks around Berkeley, and watching random Youtube videos. I’m always free to chat whether it’s about CS 61B, teaching, or anything at all. Looking forward to meeting you all and a great summer!

Sadia Qureshi

Sadia Qureshi

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hii I’m Sadia, a rising junior from Houston, Texas. I love playing chess, listening to The Weeknd, going to the beach, and reading on the glade. Can’t wait to meet you all!! c:

Scott Durand

Scott Durand

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Hey all! I am a rising Senior in EECS and I am super excited to be working with you all this summer. In my free time I really enjoy music composition and fictional writing. I am also on the Berkeley Dota 2 esports team. I really enjoy thinking about the design of large projects and difficult problems and I hope that I can spread my appreciation for the coding craft. Again, really looking forward to this summer! Feel super free to contact me about this course or anything else. I am here to help you out!

Shirley Yu

Shirley Yu

Pronouns:She/Her/Hers

Hi I’m Shirley. I like napping and watching netflix..Feel free to talk to me about anything XD

Tutors

Aditya Prasad

Aditya Prasad

Pronouns:He/Him/His

Hi everybody! I’m a rising third year EECS major from New Jersey, and I’m looking forward to a great summer! I love tacos and chicken wings, and enjoy playing basketball. During quarantine, I’ve been watching a lot of Gordon Ramsay and strumming the guitar (not particularly well). I hope you have a great time learning about data structures!

Aniruth Narayanan

Aniruth Narayanan

Pronouns:He/Him/His

Hey y’all. I’m Aniruth, a rising second year EECS and Business major from Tampa, Florida. I had a great time in 61B and am confident you will as well. Recently, I’ve gotten into watching movies from the 90s and 2000s, especially the Rush Hour series. I also like playing catan and chess, though whether I win is a different story. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Brenda Huang

Brenda Huang

Pronouns:she/her/hers

Hi, I’m Brenda! I’m a rising sophomore majoring in CS. I took CS61B my freshman fall and really fell in love with the class, which is why I’m so excited to teach it this summer! Some more things about me are that I love snowboarding, trying new foods, and working out. Feel free to reach out anytime, and can’t wait to get to know all of you!

David Lee

David Lee

Pronouns:he/him/his

Hi! My name is David. I’m a computer science major from the Bay Area. I’ve been helping teach CS61B(L) since Fall 2019, and I absolutely love the course. Hopefully, I can help you experience that same passion and enthusiasm! In my free time, I like to cook, play volleyball, and watch Netflix! I’m so excited to get to know you! :)

Ethan Pang

Ethan Pang

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Hey all! My name is Ethan, I’m a rising sophomore majoring in computer science from the Bay Area. I took CS61B in my freshman spring and really liked it, so I’m looking forward to teaching it this summer! I like video games (Overwatch), tennis, boba and movies.

Jay Feng

Jay Feng

Pronouns:he/him/his

Hello! I’m Jay, a rising junior studying CS and Data Science. I’m a big fan of coffee, tea, ramen, and going for walks. Feel free to reach out about anything, CS61B(L) or otherwise!

Jeffrey Liang

Jeffrey Liang

Pronouns:he/him/his

Hello! I’m Jeffrey, a rising sophomore from Phoenix, Arizona. In my free time, I love taking long walks or bike rides while listening to podcasts (it’s super relaxing). Looking forward to a great summer with all of you!

Jonathan Lu

Jonathan Lu

Pronouns:he/him/his

Hello! I’m a rising sophomore studying computer science from San Diego, California. In my free time, I like to read, play guitar, and sleep. Feel free to email me about anything!

Nikhil Kandkur

Nikhil Kandkur

Pronouns:he/him/his

Hey everybody! My name’s Nikhil, I’m a rising second-year CS major from the Bay Area, and I’m excited to be tutoring for 61BL this summer. I took CS 61B last fall and taught CSM for 61B last spring, all because I loved this class so much and wanted to make sure that those who take the class enjoy it also. I love reading and writing TV screenplays, biking, and Thai food.

Priyans Desai

Priyans Desai

Pronouns:He/Him/His

Hello! I am Priyans from Surat, India and am very excited to be teaching 61BL this summer. 61B(L) is pure magic and the projects make the class invaluable. We can work together to help you feel the same way. I love teaching and have taught many classes in the past. I also do some research in Parallel Programming. I badly miss Gypsy’s Pasta (😞) and I love plane spotting..hence airports are a tourist place for me. Definitely reach out if at any point you feel overwhelmed and I will try my best to help you out.

Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah

Pronouns:he/him/his

Hiya! I’m Rahul, a second-year CS student from Princeton, New Jersey. My hobbies include playing Among Us, making new things, and helping people learn to love CS as much as I do. I’m super excited to explore data structures with you all this summer and feel free to reach out about anything!

Samuel Berkun

Samuel Berkun

Pronouns:he/him/his

Hi! I like cheese. I’m a rising 2nd-year EECS major from socal. My hobbies include eating cheese and trying to do HTML injection.

Sanskar Siddharth

Sanskar Siddharth

Pronouns:He/Him/His

Hey what’s up! I’m Sanskar, a second-year studying EECS. I love running and playing sports in general (even when I’m not the best at them). I’m a big fan of catching up on sleep, spending time with my friends, and watching an unnecessary amount of Youtube and Netflix. Ever since quarantine, I’ve become an aspiring chef. I’m able to comfortable make paninis now, so it’s a very slow journey but we’ll get there. I hope you enjoy 61BL!

Sean (Suhn Hyoung) Kim

Sean (Suhn Hyoung) Kim

Pronouns:he/him/his

Hi! My name is Sean, and I’m a rising senior and EECS major from SoCal. I have a slight boba addiction, enjoy playing video games, and like trying new foods. 61B was one of my favorite courses and I hope it is for you too! I’m looking forward to meeting you all :)

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

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Hi, I’m a rising junior from Chicago majoring in EECS and minoring in MechE. 61B has been one of my favorite classes at Berkeley, so I’m excited to help out. In my free time, I watch sports and movies (big Matt Damon guy), and my favorite Berkeley restaurant would have to be IB’s.

Sofia Roz Anuar

Sofia Roz Anuar

Pronouns:she/her/hers

Hi! I’m Sofia and I’m a rising third-year computer science major. I love watching documentaries, swimming and cheddar ruffles chips. 61B has been my favourite class so far so I’m super excited to be here and hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Feel free to reach out to me if you ever need to talk about school/shows/life. Hope y’all have a great summer!

Srinidhi Sankar

Srinidhi Sankar

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Hello! I’m Srinidhi, a rising third-year from the Bay Area majoring in Public Health and Business and minoring in DS. I love jamming to R&B, baking lemon ricotta cake, and exploring new cafes/restaurants in Berkeley. 61BL has been my favorite class thus far, and I’m excited to make this summer as fun as possible. Don’t hesitate to reach out about anything and everything: I can’t wait to help you find the shortest path to become A*! (P.S. If you can’t tell, I love puns) (: